What does a Parents’ Council member do?

Members of the Parents’ Council are responsible for representing the parent voice at UCLA through volunteerism and outreach to students, other UCLA prospective and current parents, faculty and staff.

Do I have give a monetary donation in order to join the Council?

Though a monetary donation is not required for membership, all Parents’ Council members are encouraged to make a gift. Philanthropic support is a meaningful way to both impact campus life and deepen your involvement as one of UCLA’s leading parent volunteers. We hope that all parents will choose to contribute at a level that is comfortable for their family.

What are field committees?

In an effort to group the larger Parents’ Council body in to small interest groups, we created field committees. You will select your preference for a field committee when applying to the Council, but the final selection will be made by the Parent and Family Programs staff to ensure there is adequate representation on each committee. It is important to note, that any parent can participate in the activities and events listed under any field committee. This is just the best way to group for meeting and facilitation purposes.

Do I have attend all of the meetings?

No. In state Council members are asked to attend most if not all of the meetings. Out-of-state and international members are asked to attend a minimum of one meeting.

How are Council members selected?

Current Council members and Parents’ Programs staff are part of the selection committee.

How many Council members are selected each year?

The number of Council members selected is dependent on the number of Council members who graduated the year before? Parents’ Council members typically does not exceed 165 members.

If you have any further questions about the Parents’ Council application process please contact us at: parentinvolvement@support.ucla.edu